Advanced Studies in Leadership (General School Administration)
EdS Degree

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EdS Degree Online

The Specialist in Education Degree Major in Advanced Studies in Leadership with an emphasis in General School Administration is designed to prepare superintendents and other central office personnel.  Candidates for the degree must hold a Master’s Degree in an educational related field in addition to the requirements for the Specialist Degree. The degree program is designed to permit a candidate to specialize in a specific comprehensive knowledge of administration at both elementary and secondary levels.  This is accomplished through electives and individual study courses available in the program to meet individual needs.  The curriculum meets the endorsement standards for District Superintendent. This program is fully accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and CAEP.

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  • About EdS Program
  • Career Options

The coursework includes 36 graduate credit hours which are offered completely online.  Most candidates take two courses per semester for two years to complete the program. Through a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, PSU candidates in Specialist in Education Degree program can apply for the online Doctorate in Educational Leadership program and apply the PSU EdS coursework toward the terminal degree.  Other universities, such as Lindenwood University and St. Louis University, accept the coursework for their Educational Doctorate programs.

Graduates of this program leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as a:

  • District Superintendent (School District Leader)
  • Central Office Personnel Leadership position
  • Leadership position at a university, community college or technical school
  • Doctoral student in Educational Leadership

About Teaching and Leadership Department


Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Masters Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

The faculty in the Early Childhood Unified program come from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Teaching and Leadership. They also serve as academic advisors for the program.

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